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Structure permits EC to alter election verdict – MP [ARTICLE]


In accordance to him, the EC can transform an election verdict if have to have be introducing that it is lawful for the election administration physique to do so.

His remarks come after the EC corrected the miscalculation introduced in the 2020 presidential election benefits.

Right after polls and collation, the EC declared that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Get together (NPP) received the election with around six million votes, which represents 51.59 of the overall votes solid.

John Mahama polled 6,214,889 which signifies 47.36% of the full votes forged.

A assertion from the EC immediately after the declaration explained the Chairperson “inadvertently used 13,433,573 as the full legitimate votes forged”.

“The overall valid votes solid is 13,119,460”, including that the correction in the figures “does not adjust the percentages stated for every prospect and the declaration designed by the Chairperson,” it said.

But the MP said the Structure permits the EC to change an election verdict.

Keta Richard Quashigah, outgoing MP for Keta speaking on the improvements by the EC said “If a final result was announced and then you [EC] occur again to speak about corrections, I really don’t consider our legislation allow that. This abysmal behaviour that has been exhibited undermines the total method.”

Abdallah Banda on his aspect stated the correction, in any scenario, does not detract from the actuality that the President-elect has won far more than 50+1 votes.

“We are all functioning with C.I.127 which states that declaration must be finished by the Chairperson of the EC but it isn’t going to forbid the EC if she has truthfully detected an mistake and arrives again to appropriate it,” he reported.

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